There are hints that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may have stated a subtle move to look into the books of former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke and associate of Diezani, Kola Aluko.
The acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, who appeared before budget defence of the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes, gave the indication that the former Ministers were under investigation.
Aluko, a close associate of the former Petroleum minister, alleged to have helped in taking a large chunk of the nation’s funds out of the country, is also being investigated by the commission.
Magu, who responded to questions by a member of the committee, Hon. Razak Atunwa , on whether the two ex-ministers and Aluko were included in the EFCC investigative list, said “very soon, we will go into the petroleum industry.”
“Such investigation requires that we have to build capacity, we have to bring in experts to enable us tackle what we are doing properly and the investigation must be conducted properly. We have internal lawyers and external lawyers, we have to pay insurance,” he stated.